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349 Famous Quotes by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron)

I live not in myself, but I become Portion of that around me; and to me High mountains are a feeling, but the hum Of human cities torture.

Cities Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Childe Harold (canto III, st. 72)

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And angling too, that solitary vice, What Izaak Walton sings or says: The quaint, old, cruel coxcomb, in his gullet Should have a hook, and a small trout to pull it.

Fishing Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Don Juan (canto XIII, st. 106)

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Modesty is the only sure bait when you are fishing for praise.

Fishing Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Don Juan (canto XIII, st. 106)

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He left a Corsair's name to other times, Linked with one virtue, and a thousand crimes.

Names Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: The Corsair (canto III, st. 24)

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There's naught, no doubt, so much the spirit calms as rum and true religion.

Religion Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Don Juan (canto II, st. 34)

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In the desert a fountain is springing, In the wide waste there still is a tree, And a bird in the solitude singing, Which speaks to my spirit of thee.

Sympathy Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Stanzas to Augusta

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A mere court butterfly, That flutters in the pageant of a monarch.

Courtiers Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Sardanapalus (act V, sc. 1)

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Dim with the mist of years, gray flits the shade of power.

Power Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Childe Harold (canto II, st. 2)

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There is a pleasure in the pathless woods, There is a rapture on the lonely shore, There is society where none intrudes By the deep Sea, and music in its roar.

Pleasure Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Childe Harold (canto IV, st. 178)

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O Rome! my country! city of the soul!

Rome Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Childe Harold (canto IV, st. 78)

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Ancient of days! august Athena! where, Where are thy men of might? thy grand in soul? Gone--glimmering through the dream of things that were; First in the race that led to glory's goal, They won, and pass'd away--Is this the whole?

Athens Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Childe Harold (canto II, st. 2)

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Know ye the land where the cypress and myrtle Are emblems of deeds that are done in their clime, Where the rage of the vulture, the love of the turtle, Now melt into sorrow, now madded to crime?

Greece Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: The Bride of Abydos (canto I)

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Ancient of days! august Athena! where, Where are thy men of might? thy grand in soul? Gone--glimmering through the dream of things that were; First in the race that led to glory's goal, They won, and pass'd away--Is this the whole?

Greece Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Childe Harold (canto II, st. 2)

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Fair Greece! and relic of departed worth! Immortal, though no more; though fallen great!

Greece Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Childe Harold (canto II, st. 73)

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The isles of Greece, the isles of Greece! Where burning Sappho loved and sung. Where grew the arts of war and peace,-- Where Delos rose, and Phoebus sprung! Eternal summer gilds them yet, But all, except their sun, is set.

Greece Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Don Juan (canto III, st. 86)

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A mighty mass of brick, and smoke, and shipping, Dirty and dusty, but as wide as eye Could reach, with here and there a sail just skipping In sight, then lost amidst the forestry Of masts; a wilderness of steeples peeping On tiptoe through their sea-coal canopy; A huge, dun cupola, like a foolscap crown On a fool's head--and there is London Town.

London Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Don Juan (canto X, st. 82)

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The castled crag of Drachenfels, Frowns o'er the wide and winding Rhine, Whose breast of waters broadly swells Between the banks which bear the vine, And hills all rich with blossom'd trees, And fields which promise corn and wine, And scatter'd cities crowning these, Whose far white walls along them shine.

Rhine river Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Childe Harold (canto III, st. 55)

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I stood in Venice, on the Bridge of Sighs; A palace and a prison on each hand; I saw from out the wave of her structure's rise As from the stroke of the enchanter's wand: A thousand years their cloudy wings expand Around me, and a dying Glory smiles O'er the far times, when many a subject land Look'd to the winged Lion's marble pines, Where Venice sate in state, throned on her hundred isles.

Venice Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Childe Harold (canto IV, st. 1)

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In Venice, Tass's echoes are no more, And silent rows the songless gondolier; Her palaces are crumbling to the shore, And music meets not always now the ear.

Venice Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Childe Harold (canto IV, st. 3)

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Venice once was dear, The pleasant place of all festivity, The revel of the earth, the masque of Italy.

Venice Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Childe Harold (canto IV, st. 3)

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Yet smelt roast meat, beheld a huge fire shine, And cooks in motion with their clean arms bared.

Cookery Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Don Juan (canto V, st. 50)

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And nearer as they came, a genial savour Of certain stews, and roast-meats, and pilaus. Things which in hungry mortals' eyes find favour.

Cookery Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Don Juan (canto V, st. 57)

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The best of remedies is a beefsteak Against sea-sickness; try it, sir, before You sneer, and I assure you this is true, For I have found it answer--so may you.

Sickness Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Don Juan (canto II, st. 13)

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I've just learned about his illness. Let's hope it's nothing trivial.

Sickness Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Don Juan (canto II, st. 13)

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Be thou the rainbow to the storms of life! The evening beam that smiles the clouds away, And tints to-morrow with prophetic ray!

Prophecy (prophesy) Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: The Bride of Abydos (canto II, st. 20)

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